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Carla Sabus, PT, PhD

Associate Professor
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

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Professional Background
Carla Sabus, PT, Ph.D., has a clinical background in acute care practice including trauma, burn, and neuro rehabilitation. An associate professor, she also serves as chair of the admissions and curriculum committees in the physical therapy degree program.

Sabus currently teaches physical therapy intervention which introduces all the basic physical therapy handling skills, therapeutic exercise, and mobility training, and she serves as instructor in research in evidence-based physical therapy practice for both the DPT and post-professional DPT programs.

Sabus continues clinical practice in the KU Medical Center’s interdisciplinary ALS clinic and at The University of Kansas Health System.

Academic Background
After beginning her academic career with a bachelor's degree in biology from Briar Cliff College, Sabus immediately transitioned to graduate study and completed a master's degree in physical therapy at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2008, she completed her post-graduate work at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, with a doctorate in education. Since that time, Sabus has held an appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the KU Medical Center.

Curriculum Vitae PDF document

Research Focus
Sabus’ research pursuits are in innovative teaching practices, bridging academic and clinical education, inclusion of evidence-based practice in DPT education and physical therapist practice, and the diffusion of innovation in the context of physical therapy practice.

Last modified: Sep 07, 2018

Carla Sabus


Carla Sabus, PT, PhD
Associate Professor

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